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This paper describes the Danish bridge management database system, DANBRO, which aims to assist decision makers and administrators. It includes guidelines and management tools to be used at all levels of bridge operation and maintenance: executive, planning, administration, and maintenance. DANBRO's structure is modular, to enable it to meet the different needs of different bridge owners; usually, a bridge authority can choose which modules to implement. There are modules for: (1) inventory, containing administrative, technical, and passage data, together with archive references and historical summary for the bridge; (2) principal inspection; (3) routine inspections and maintenance; (4) special inspections; (5) optimisation of rehabilitation works; (6) budget and cost control; (7) long-term budgeting; (8) price catalogue; and (9) administration of heavy vehicles. Since the implementation of its first modules in 1988, DANBRO has been used by the Danish Road Directorate and counties, and by several urban areas. Bridge management systems, based on DANBRO, have also been implemented for the national highway administrations of six developing countries. Amendments to DANBRO, now in progress or being planned, include its conversion to Windows, and contract administration and data sharing modules. For the covering abstract see IRRD E103810.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00782791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2775-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2000 12:00AM